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MCMC advises public to be wary of false information on Covid-19 vaccination


A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine. — Bernama photo

CYBERJAYA (July 9): Members of the public have been advised to be wary of false information being spread on the Covid-19 vaccination.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said they should verify all information on the vaccination programme with the Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee (JKJAV), Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF), and the District Health Office in their respective areas.

“Providing personal information to unknown parties can also indirectly opens the risk of exploitation of personal information and breach of privacy,” MCMC said in a statement today.

The statement was issued following a message, which has gone viral on WhatsApp and social media of large-scale vaccination at the vaccination centre at the Bangi Avenue Convention Centre (BACC) and urging those who want to get the vaccine to provide their personal information.

The Hulu Langat District Health Office, through its Facebook page, confirmed that the information was false. — Bernama